|Jacky winter, Wallangarra.|
A drive out to the Stanthorpe region with a friend on Wednesday provided me with my first ever sighting of an Australian bird icon, the jacky winter (Microeca fascinans).
|Border patrol: rainbow bee-eaters use the Gold Coast Airport perimeter fence as a hunting perch.|
|One of the many adorable locals on the Bunya Mountains.|
|The landscape of Plunkett features a variety of sandstone outcrops, boulder formations, cliffs and caves.|
|A male Australian king-parrot (Alisterus scapularis) surveys his surrounds in Greater Glider Conservation Area.|
|Brown cuckoo-dove (Macropygia phasianella), Redwood.|
|Tommy roundhead, Cedar Creek.|
|Norman Creek, as it passes to the south of Arnwood Place.|
|Featured areas: (1) Arnwood Place, (2) Lagonda Park,|
(3) Suburban Annerley, (4) Fanny Street Park, and
(5) Ekibin Park South; Image courtesy of Google Maps.
|Southern boobook; Photo by Matteo Grilli.|
|White-faced heron (Egretta novaeholandiae), Burpengary East.|
|Some of the plants and trees in the reserve—including this wonga vine (Pandorea pandorana)—are ancient.|
|Red-eyed tree frog, Springbrook.|
|The swamp oak forest in the Boondall Wetlands is a place of great beauty and peace.|
|Featured areas: (1) Brisbane Entertainment Centre, (2) Boondall|
Wetlands Reserve, (3) Suburban Boondall, and (4) Frank
Sleeman Park; Image courtesy of Google Maps.